BIOS / firmware update CD?

Nicola_Worthington at McAfee.com Nicola_Worthington at McAfee.com
Thu Dec 14 07:44:33 CST 2006


I wouldn't mind so much if Dell provided a free licensed copy Windows or
DOS with every machine so that you can upgrade the BIOS.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of William Warren
> Sent: 14 December 2006 12:52
> To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: Re: BIOS / firmware update CD?
> 
> yes but it's not bootable.  Having to install an OS to update 
> your firmware seems backwards considering you can make a 
> bootable dos cd for firmware updates on desktop systems.
> 
> Suman_Kumar at dell.com wrote:
> > Hi Tony,
> > You can use the /Dell PowerEdge Server Update Utility/ CD to update 
> > your firmware. See 
> > 
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smsuu/1.4/index
> .htm for 
> > more information.
> > Suman
> > 
> > 
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> > *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] *On Behalf Of *Dyson, Tony
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:23 PM
> > *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> > *Subject:* BIOS / firmware update CD?
> > 
> > Does Dell provide anything like HP's "Firmware Update CD"? 
> I haven't 
> > been able to identify one.
> >  
> > For anyone who hasn't seen it, HP's disc works on all their recent 
> > server models. It boots & analyses the system & allows the 
> application 
> > of all BIOS & firmware patches in one operation.
> > 
> > 
> > 
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